Black Knight Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 20, 2001
Runs out of ideas at about the halfway mark.
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James Berardinelli
November 24, 2001
The latest in a string of mediocre-to-bad films that have latched onto Lawrence's name as their sole marketable commodity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
December 1, 2001
If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the movie. One's a lot longer than the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 3, 2001
Martin Lawrence [stars] as a theme park worker who falls into a scummy moat and surfaces in the Middle Ages -- perhaps in search of people who would find his humor fresh and original. No such luck.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 20, 2001
It's sad to see the comedian straining to stay afloat in this moat of unfunniness.
Eric D. Snider
November 21, 2001
It's spectacularly unfunny, badly acted, and filled with so many contrivances and plot holes, you'd think the three screenwriters each wrote their chunk of the movie without looking at what the others had written.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Orndorf
November 24, 2001
| Original Score: 2/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 16, 2001
The movie is slovenly and careless, and it looks like it was financed with money panhandled on Hollywood Boulevard in a couple of afternoons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 29, 2001
Tedious and predictable.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 4, 2002 about as hilarious as skinny-dipping in an alligator-infested moat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 2, 2003
Lawrence relies on his usual act as the hip black guy surrounded by square white men.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
November 20, 2001
...minimal effort put into this movie's hit-or-miss humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 20, 2001
A slogging, painfully uninspired rehash of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Susan Granger
December 3, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 12, 2002
...there's not a lot in it that will offend anyone...unless you count dull, boring, and unoriginal as offensive.
| Original Score: 4/10
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 20, 2001
Less original than a Renaissance Faire handbook.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 20, 2001
Black Knight is a movie that knows its audience. Its underlying philosophy might be: why try harder when this is all they expect?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Gene Seymour
November 21, 2001
Represents yet another blown opportunity to raise Martin Lawrence's game to a higher level.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 21, 2001
Were it not for Lawrence's presence, you get the feeling the flimsily constructed comedy would simply collapse and blow away.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
November 21, 2001
This is paint-by-numbers filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
December 8, 2001
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Adam Nayman
November 24, 2001
Wilson Morales
May 13, 2003
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
December 4, 2001
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 23, 2001
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June 19, 2002
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February 9, 2006
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